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Little Indian Princess

Posted by
Martin A. Mora (North Platte, United States) on 1 March 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Another from my series of native American Portraits..

FUJIFILM FinePixS1Pro F/5.3 ISO 320 50 mm

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Florence from Paris, France

A very nice series of portraits indeed. Great colors and I can feel a lot of tenderness in these portraits. I hope I'm not too intrusive but I'dd like to ask you a question : do you some indian origin Martin ? If no, i'd like to know how do you manage to have the possibility to make some portraits native americans... ? Thanks for your answer (if you wish, of course).

1 Mar 2010 7:08pm

@Florence: good question, I guess one thing that Iv always thought devides us, is the diff nationalities of Americans, Iv always thought of my self as American, though classified as a Mexican American, I dont know, its confusing, my Grandfather on my Fathers side was Spanish, my Grandmother was Mexican, My Mothers side came from England originally, so I'm not sure what I am :) But to your question, MY Wife is Native American Ogalala Sioux, raised pretty much on the Reservation, I met her while in the service. at the time these photos were taken, my wife was publishing a Magazine locally, and through her contacts with her magazine, and her love of her heritage, she organized a PowWoW here locally, running it 2 years in a row. Always wanting to do this, I set up a little makeshift studio in a class room, and whomever wanted their photos taken, came in. They each got a copy of the finished shot, and Iv never sold any of these photos, but someday hoped they maight become a collection for something useful towards thier pride and heritage.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful, Martin . Such a lovely girl and such a beautiful light and colors in this photograph . I've been looking into her eyes and see how serious she was while posing . Love to see when young girls are aware of their beauty :))

1 Mar 2010 8:42pm

@MARIANA: Mariana I love the way you take photography to another level, having such insite beyond the shot itself, as I had mentioned before, thats the gift of your work, the ability to transend a normal photograph, and bring in the realist element of the subjects themselves. always amazes me.

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I've said it before but your portraits are truly beautiful. You have a connection with your subjects that just flow from your images. This is fine work Martin.

1 Mar 2010 9:42pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I thought the connection was with the software Gary, Martin's processing is out of this world. He produces pictures in the manner that an artist would paint on canvass with oils, his understanding of light and shade is quite phenomenal.
Just behold how he paints light onto the facial features in a way that leaves nothing but clarity and colour.

I'm hoping he'll teach me one day how to do it. :-)

Keep them coming Martin.

1 Mar 2010 9:52pm

@Curly: curley, you being on of my fav photographers, Im truely humbled by your to kind words, Dont know what to say :) but thank you :) Means alot, so many incredable photographers here, I feel lucky just to have people see my stuff, and I try to learn from all of you each day :)

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, United States

An outstanding portrait of this young beauty....and I love that Florence asked you that question, lots of insight in your response........and Curly couldn't have said it are just a whiz!!!!! ( i emailed you about the need to send me your address!!)

2 Mar 2010 12:34am

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2 Mar 2010 3:11am

Marie-France from Sceaux d, France

Superbe portrait... This girls is very nice....

2 Mar 2010 9:31am

Marie-France from Sceaux d, France

Superbe portrait... This girl is very nice....

2 Mar 2010 9:31am

keith from killarney, Ireland

martin your portraits humble me, thay are outsatnding

2 Mar 2010 3:32pm

Florence from Paris, France

Thanks for your detailled answer Martin. :-)

2 Mar 2010 5:07pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

joli portrait.

5 Mar 2010 2:09pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning portrait with excellent light

9 Mar 2010 6:12pm

ISO 320
50 mm